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Man with backpack disrupts racial profiling discussion at church

Man with backpack disrupts racial profiling discussion at church

An event bringing together community members with law enforcement was interrupted Thursday night when a man stood up and grabbed a backpack, prompting Gainesville Police ...

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Residents ready for U.S. 129 widening in East Hall

Residents ready for U.S. 129 widening in East Hall

Ronald and Margaret Gee of Talmo didn’t hold back their opinions of the planned widening of U.S. 129/Athens Highway in East Hall ...

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Hall approves funding for Olympic Venue, fireworks ordinance

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved the allocation of $300,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue, or SPLOST VII ...

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Ask The Times: Multiple criteria determine traffic signal locations

What are the criteria for traffic signals? One was recently installed on Thompson Bridge Road where Wal-Mart was built, but there’s not one on ...

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Trash trap for Flat Creek aims to improve water quality

Trash trap for Flat Creek aims to improve water quality

Gainesville and Hall County are looking to partner on purchasing a litter trap for Flat Creek, one of the most polluted streams in the region ...

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Grand jury indicts Forsyth kidnapping suspect who tried to swim away




Metro Gainesville unemployment inches up in July

Metro Gainesville’s unemployment rate for July was 5.5 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in June, according to ...

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3 accused in taxi driver slaying plead guilty, avoid murder charge

3 accused in taxi driver slaying plead guilty, avoid murder charge

Three of five people previously accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver and fatally shooting him in March pleaded guilty Thursday and will not ...

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3 ‘local legacies’ honored by Northeast Georgia History Center

3 ‘local legacies’ honored by Northeast Georgia History Center

Each man had a different story to tell, but their paths to business success in Hall County all started humbly.

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Dawson County Sheriff’s veteran fired after she was found intoxicated in car at South Forsyth mall

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Emory Turner brings competition to Ward 2 Gainesville council race

Emory Turner brings competition to Ward 2 Gainesville council race

Emory Turner has announced his candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 2 seat currently held by Bob Hamrick.

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Gainesville considering tax increase to pay off jail debt

Gainesville officials are proposing a slight tax increase to pay off debt on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012, as well ...

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Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water conservation measures over the past few years seem to be taking hold in a 15-county metro Atlanta area that includes Hall.

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Piedmont College opens massive new student facility in Demorest

Piedmont College opens massive new student facility in Demorest

Following record enrollment growth, Piedmont College has added a massive, “badly needed” facility.

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Coroner: Fire victim died of smoke inhalation

A woman who died Aug. 5 in an early morning house fire on Malibu Ridge off Spout Springs Road suffered from “smoke and soot inhalation ...

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Rabid fox found in East Hall

A fox found near Candler Road tested positive for rabies after its contact with a dog.

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Access remains tricky as more patients register for cannabis oil

It’s one thing to legally possess cannabis oil for the treatment of eight approved medical conditions. It’s another thing to acquire it in ...

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Investigators search for cause in lake home fire

Investigators search for cause in lake home fire

Hall County Fire Services investigators spent Tuesday night and Wednesday trying to discover the cause of a fire destroying a 5,000-square-foot home on Lake ...

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SEC Banter: Tips to enjoy college football season

Summer’s loosening grip and early hints of fall signal several important events: A return to routine, lengthened shadows cast by soaring Southern pines, and ...

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Negotiations for Gateway land underway

Negotiations to sell a prized lot at the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 are moving swiftly, with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority ...

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Ad valorem tax rates to remain at 7 percent through 2018

Rates for the title ad valorem tax added in 2013 will remain at 7 percent through 2018.

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Lanier Treatment Center responds to fine, DEA oversight

Administrators of a Gainesville narcotic treatment program responded Wednesday to concerns that methadone was leaving the door unchecked.

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New restrictions on fireworks coming to Gainesville, Hall

Now that fireworks are legal in Georgia, Hall County is moving to prohibit shooting them off in local parks.

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Race focus of meeting at church Thursday

The Newtown Florist Club will meet with local law enforcement Thursday for a community conversation on racial profiling and interactions with police.

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Fire destroys lake home in Hidden Harbor

Fire destroys lake home in Hidden Harbor

A blaze destroyed a large lake home Tuesday night in Hidden Harbor subdivision on Lake Lanier.

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Spout Springs ‘wellness champion’ leading state, district in health

Spout Springs ‘wellness champion’ leading state, district in health

Tom Adam knows the lunch line isn’t the only place kids get nourishment at school.

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Library system stifled on passport program

The Hall County Library System has been “stonewalled” by federal officials in its effort to launch a passport program.

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Local investment professional weighs in on stock market fall

Local investment professional weighs in on stock market fall

Local investment professional Bob Willis has a message for anybody watching the stock market’s steep decline over the past several weeks.

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Chattahoochee plan stokes fear downstream from Atlanta

WHITESBURG — State environmental officials will vote Wednesday to allow less Chattahoochee River water, at times, to flow below Atlanta, a proposal that angers downstream communities ...

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Hall County deputy strikes ambulance

A Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputy in pursuit of a suspect struck an ambulance Friday on Valley Creek in South Hall, leading to no ...

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Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance policyholders might see premium increases as high as 38 percent next year, a Gainesville insurance executive told a Gainesville audience Tuesday.

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Gainesville drug treatment center pays $20K in civil settlement

A Gainesville narcotic treatment program will pay $20,000 to settle allegations in federal court about not keeping complete and accurate records of the drugs ...

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Grimes guilty on all charges in attempted robbery, shooting

Grimes guilty on all charges in attempted robbery, shooting

A Lawrenceville man was convicted Monday on all charges of entering a Gainesville apartment in October 2013 and holding a woman at gunpoint.

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Hoschton man fights to restore vision after fireworks accident

Hoschton man fights to restore vision after fireworks accident

It was the Fourth of July, and Joel Porter and his friends decided to shoot off some of the new fireworks only recently allowed to ...

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Sawnee EMC announces 4-month period of lower rates

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation announced Monday a change that should lower bills for most of its customers through the end of the year.

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History center set to honor three ‘legacies’ on Thursday

History center set to honor three ‘legacies’ on Thursday

The Northeast Georgia History Center is honoring three area businessmen as “local legacies” in its annual Taste of History Luncheon.

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Man sentenced to life in prison for Father's Day revenge killing

Man sentenced to life in prison for Father's Day revenge killing

Father’s Day meant revenge for Saul Castillo. It was a day 31 years in the making.

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School boards review E-SPLOST referendum

The wording of a referendum on a one-cent sales tax that could raise as much as $195 million is being reviewed by the local school ...

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Medical co-pays, premiums rising for Hall employees

Medical co-pays, premiums rising for Hall employees

Hall County employees will soon be paying higher co-pays and premiums for health care coverage, with some increases designed to drive workers to use the ...

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Cheek becomes latest candidate to enter Gainesville Ward 3 council race

Cheek becomes latest candidate to enter Gainesville Ward 3 council race

André Cheek announced Monday that she is joining the race for the Gainesville City Council Ward 3 seat currently held by Myrtle Figueras.

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Campground host fires gunshots at lake visitors


Housing redevelopment leaves disabled vet in the lurch

Housing redevelopment leaves disabled vet in the lurch

Willie Glenn rolls up to the curb in his electric wheelchair, glad to escape the “war zone” of construction that has enveloped his home in ...

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Roundabouts are emerging in Hall County area

Roundabouts are emerging in Hall County area

A common sight in Europe, roundabouts are catching on in the Hall County area as a way to move traffic and ease congestion.

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Sentencing set for 2 former Hall Sheriff's Office employees in federal court

Sentencing set for 2 former Hall Sheriff's Office employees in federal court

Two former Hall County Sheriff’s Office employees will have sentencing hearings in federal court next month.

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Another candidate emerges in Gainesville Ward 3 council race

Another candidate emerges in Gainesville Ward 3 council race

Barbara Brooks has announced her candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 3 seat currently held by Myrtle Figueras.

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State superintendent honors Coleman for HB91 successes

State Rep. Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, was recognized recently for his efforts to help Georgians receive their high school diploma.

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UNG creates Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies

UNG creates Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies

A new institute at the University of North Georgia will support the nation’s future military leaders.

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Lakeview hosting UGA, Georgia Tech info night

Juniors and seniors from Hall County and across North Georgia interested in attending the University of Georgia or Georgia Tech can stop by Lakeview Academy ...

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Fixes on way for ‘free-for-all’ parking at UNG

Parking can be a headache for commuter students on any college or university campus.

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More than 400 cases of dumping, litter reported across Hall

More than 400 cases of dumping, litter reported across Hall

Hall County is growing more urban by the day, but there’s still plenty of wide-open space for litterbugs to have their way.

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Medical team backs up SWAT when danger strikes

When the SWAT team loads up on the door, Skip Heflin of Hall County Fire Services wants to have his guys backing them up.

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After 10 years at Lanier Islands, ‘we’ve barely started’ owner says

After 10 years at Lanier Islands, ‘we’ve barely started’ owner says

Ten years after anchoring its operations at Lake Lanier Islands, the Virgil Williams family has remade the 1,100-acre South Hall resort — down to changing ...

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Local graphic artist issues logo challenge  to Japanese man he says plagiarized his work

Local graphic artist issues logo challenge to Japanese man he says plagiarized his work

In Japanese culture, the notion of honor is highly regarded.

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Extreme Mustang Makeover draws horse lovers to Chicopee Ag Center

Extreme Mustang Makeover draws horse lovers to Chicopee Ag Center

After 100 days of hands-on training, horse trainers from around eastern United States worked to tame wild American mustangs for the Extreme Mustang Makeover held ...

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Cleveland’s first standalone Chick-fil-A opens Wednesday

Cleveland will get its first standalone Chick-fil-A restaurant this week, a business that will bring 90 new jobs to the area — as well as a ...

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DOT to hold open house on road widening

Those who travel U.S. 129 between Gainesville and Athens can learn more next week about plans to widen a 7-mile section of the route.

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Local systems offer classes to balance art education with academics

Local systems offer classes to balance art education with academics

Eleven fifth-grade girls sit on the floor of their classroom, singing quietly as they strum brightly-colored ukuleles.

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Milton Martin to open new site next month

Milton Martin to open new site next month

Gainesville-based dealership Milton Martin Toyota is in the finishing stages of constructing a new location off Mundy Mill Road and Atlanta Highway in Oakwood — complete ...

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Retailers in Dawson County committing to new mixed-use center on Ga. 400

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Gainesville police searching for 3-year-old’s abductor

Gainesville Police are looking for a suspect accused of taking a 3-year-old Thursday night from Longwood Park.

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Violin teacher denied bond in child molestation charge

A Clermont violin teacher accused of child molestation was denied bond Friday as a flight risk possibility in Magistrate Court.

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Road reopens after water main leak on E.E. Butler Parkway

All lanes on E.E. Butler Parkway are open again at Pepper’s grocery near College Avenue in Gainesville after a water main leak under ...

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Veterans care a growing challenge, VA secretary says

Veterans care a growing challenge, VA secretary says

Ed Dever says he’s having a hard time with the Veterans Choice Program.

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Officials hope new stretchers will reduce EMS injuries

Officials hope new stretchers will reduce EMS injuries

Stretchers arriving in the coming months are expected to take a load off the backs of emergency medical responders.

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Missing child located, safe

Hall County officials reported late Thursday that they had located a missing 3-year-old boy and that he was safe.

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Boys & Girls Clubs team with Old Navy to teach job skills

Boys & Girls Clubs team with Old Navy to teach job skills

Folding clothes, greeting customers and working a register are skills many young people learn on their first job.

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Flowery Branch looking at stormwater issues

Flowery Branch City Council is discussing an issue regarding a local resident complaining about stormwater pooling on his property.

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Gainesville fixing downtown sidewalks

Gainesville fixing downtown sidewalks

Gainesville is working to improve sidewalks in the downtown area.

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Plans for Wal-Mart in North Forsyth are back

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Man sentenced to 25 years in prison

Man sentenced to 25 years in prison

A Lawrenceville man was found not guilty Thursday of armed robbery and four other charges in a 2013 incident in Gainesville, but was sentenced on ...

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Clearing the air: With origin found, officials work to stamp out stench

There’s nothing like a stench to bring people together.

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Browns Bridge Road lane closing during rush hour for water main repair

One lane of Browns Bridge Road will be closed at Watson Circle starting at 5:15 p.m. due to a water main break under ...

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Gainesville man arrested in mountain resort heist


Gainesville council race for Ward 3 draws candidate

Gainesville council race for Ward 3 draws candidate

Lemuel Betancourt, 47, has announced his candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 3 seat currently held by Myrtle Figueras.

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Badge & Bar: Twins suspected in burglary indicted

A pair of Gainesville twins charged with burglary in November by Gainesville Police were indicted last week by a grand jury.

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